[FPSPACE] NASA To Test Inflatable Room For Astronauts In Space

John Charles jbcharle at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 22:40:47 EDT 2016


Do we know how the objectives for BEAM are different from those of its two Genesis predecessors in orbit?
Weren't they also launched folded up?

John Charles
Houston, Texas

> On Apr 9, 2016, at 05:16, David R. Woods <drwoods at stny.rr.com> wrote:
> 
> A new era for living in space may be about to start.
> 
> A prototype habitat is headed to the International Space Station for a two-year trial. What makes the module unique is it's launched folded up, and it's inflated to its full size once in orbit.
> 
> http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/07/473089336/nasa-to-test-inflatable-room-for-astronauts-in-space
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